Lovecraft created a new brand of horror, discarding ghosts and witches and instead unleashing nightmarish fiends to whom mankind is a hapless tiny spot of dwindling sanity in a malevolent universe. This selection chosen by the critic August Nemo, reveals the mesmerizing narrative style of the visionary american writer. This book contains the following stories: - The Call of Cthulhu;- The Outsider;- Pickman's Model;- The Statement of Randolph Carter;- The Colour out of Space;- The Dunwich Horror;- The Music of Erich Zann. Also Notes on Writing Weird Fiction, where the author explains how he delves into the macabre stories he creates. H.P. Lovecraft has influenced many great writers and creative minds like Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Mike Mignola, Ridley Scott, H. R. Giger, Joyce Carol Oates, Michel Houellebecq, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, Alan Moore, Junji Ito, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Lumley, Caitlín R. Kiernan, William S. Burroughs, Neil Gaiman and Jorge Luis Borges.